Posts Tagged ‘LED headlamps’

What to Bring on a Geocaching Expedition

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Geocaching was a hot pursuit when GPS devices first hit the mass market, and although the hubbub has died down somewhat, the hobby lives on for many outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re not familiar with the term, geocaching is basically a worldwide treasure hunt in which GPS coordinates are used to track down hidden caches, which contain small trinkets or souvenirs. It’s a great way to add a sense of excitement and purpose to your hiking adventures.

Once you own a GPS device, it’s also fairly inexpensive; all you really need is a good LED flashlight or headlamp, some small tokens or “treasures” to replace what you take, and your regular hiking supplies. Here’s a more detailed look at what to bring on a geocaching expedition: (more…)

Barefoot Running 101: How to Get Started

Monday, July 25th, 2011

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you may have noticed that an increasing number of runners are ditching their shoes and hoofing it barefoot. Barefoot running is nothing new – humans evolved doing it, after all – but as a recent fitness trend it’s been getting quite a bit of attention. Barefoot runners tout a number of advantages, including reduced impact, improved circulation and muscle tone, stronger feet, and better posture and balance.

If you’re a tenderfoot, barefoot running may sound painful, but many enthusiasts are shedding their shoes for 10ks, marathons and even rugged trail runs. With minimal equipment required – just make sure to bring a headlamp with you to spot potentially painful obstacles – it’s an activity anyone can do. For those who are interested giving it a try, here’s a look at how to get started:

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Games to Play Indoors During Power Outages

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Summer thunderstorms and other inclement weather can lead to power outages. That means no TV, no Internet, and no way to charge your phone. What’s a person to do for entertainment during such dark times? Well, assuming you keep an LED flashlight or LED headlamps handy for just such emergency situations, there’s plenty of games you can play in the dark.

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